How to Perfectly Match Pockets

What's better than a handmade, designer-fabric Hawaiian shirt? How about two handmade, designer-fabric Hawaiian shirts? This time around I will show you how to perfectly match the fabric on the pocket to make it nearly invisible. There's a pocket on there! My husband loved and wore the first Hawaiian shirt I made him with Tori Richard designer ...

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Planning a Seasonal Wardrobe

Way back in October I ordered my fabrics with this grandiose idea that I would write about how I planned a fall/winter capsule wardrobe with Cali Fabrics. But then I found out I was pregnant and so started all the joys of the first trimester. Now that that period is ending I am ready to ...

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3 Kid Patterns for All the Seasons

If you sew for kids like I do, I'm sure you appreciate patterns that are transitional and that you can sew all year round. It just so happens my last 3 sews of 2019 were just that. I wanted to make something for my daughter and nieces for Christmas before we left California. I thought ...

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Breezy Lawn Skirts

Everyone has the occasional love affair with a piece of clothing. That special feeling when you could just wear that skirt, that dress, those pants everyday and never get tired of them. No one loves her clothes more than my mother, and for her, this lawn skirt was that piece of clothing. Of course the sad ...

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All I want for Christmas is…

... fabric and time to sew! I decided to do some home dec sewing this year, to add some Christmas spirit to my house. In other words, I fell in love with Cali Fabrics array of cosy plaid flannels, and gave myself an excuse to use them! My first project was a cheerful plaid bunting, ...

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Grainline Hemlock: the perfect free pattern for gift-giving!

Everyone loves a free pattern, and the Grainline Hemlock t-shirt is a classic! For years it was available to newsletter subscribers in sizes 0-18, but now it has been redrafted for sizes 14-30. With such inclusive sizing and a forgiving fit, I think it's the perfect pattern to sew for others this Christmas! I couldn't wait ...

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